✴️MN 67 (at) Cātumā:
“Sāriputta, what did you think when the monk Saṅgha was dismissed by me?”
“Sir, I thought this:
‘The Buddha has dismissed the monk Saṅgha.
Now he will remain passive, dwelling in pleasureful meditation in the present life, and so will we.’”
“Hold on, Sāriputta, hold on! Don’t you ever think such a thing again!”
Then the Buddha addressed Venerable Mahāmoggallāna ...
"... Meanwhile, Venerable Sāriputta and I will lead the monk Saṅgha.’”
“Good, good, Moggallāna!
For either I should lead the monk Saṅgha, or else Sāriputta and Moggallāna.”